Lompoc Valley Medical Center is offering a graduate residency program geared for new registered nurses.

A free informational luncheon about the program along with a tour will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. June 29 at the Ocean’s Seven Café in the hospital. 

The 12-month residency program will be led by LVMC nurse educator Brianna Bonner.

New registered nurses interested in attending the luncheon can RSVP by June 24 to Bonner at bonnerb@lompocvmc.com

Hired candidates will start orientation/training in LVMC’s Medical Surgical-Telemetry Department for up to eight weeks as they develop a basic nursing foundation.

The program includes two weeks of didactic classroom coursework.

Upon completion of the eight-week program, new nurses will spend time orienting in one of LVMC’s clinical departments, including critical care, surgery, emergency and labor and delivery.

During the program, each candidate will gain certifications during their orientation in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, National Institute stroke scale and neonatal resuscitation program.

Those interested may apply for the residency program at the Careers tab located at lompocvmc.com.

Jason Anderson is the Digital Producer for the Santa Maria Times. He can be reached at 805-739-2213